Essential Guides
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Essential Guide for Health Sciences Faculty

USC's 17 professional schools - including the Independent Health Professions, the Keck School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, and the School of Pharmacy - conduct wide-ranging research, offer clinical service of the highest calibre, and provide a diverse array of academic offerings to USC students. Master's, doctoral and professional students can earn degrees in 139 areas of study.

Service and Governance
Clinical Service
Related Links


In preparing research proposals, and conducting research properly and ethically, you may work with:
Keck School of Medicine Office of Scientific Affairs
Department of Contracts and Grants
Office of Technology Licensing
Health Research Association

Among key regulatory bodies for research are:
Department of Animal Resources and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
USC Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (for human subjects review)
Office of Safety and Risk Management
Scientific Conduct Committee
Office of Compliance (Help and Hotline to assist in assuring that the Governmental and University compliance requirements are met)

For aid on your proposals, you can consult:
Norris Medical Library Grants Resources
Office of Foundation Relations
Funding Opportunities

Service and Governance

University-wide web pages include:
Service and Governance

Among documents important for HSC faculty are:
Faculty Handbook
University Policies
Provost's Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure Dossiers
Keck School of Medicine Governance Document

Significant faculty organizations include:
Academic Senate
University and school committees
Health Sciences Faculty Women's Association.
Elected bodies in each IHP department
The Keck School of Medicine Office for Women
Other deans' offices are also available for support

Clinical Service

Information on the USC Affiliated Hospitals and USC Care Medical Group is available through the departmental office.

Every physician and other employee who has responsibilities within a private practice plan must read and observe the USC Care Compliance Policies & Procedures Manual.

Links for HSC Faculty

USC Faculty Portal Links
Assistant Professors
New Faculty
Non-tenure-track Faculty
Research Resources for USC Faculty
Learning Resources for USC Faculty
Support Functions

USC Resources
Instructional Imaging Center
Faculty Handbook
Keck School of Medicine Strategic Initiatives
Norris Medical Library
USC Policies
Office of Compliance Policy

USC Schools and Departments
Benefits Office
Independent Health Professions
Keck School of Medicine
Programs in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (PIBBS)
School of Dentistry
School of Pharmacy
USC Federal Credit Union

National Resources
JHU WelchWeb Subject Guides
AAMC Recommended Reading for Faculty

Disclaimer: This guide is for information only and is intended as a helpful set of links to the Faculty Handbook and other University Policies. It does not constitute official University policy, nor do linked pages, except for the Faculty Handbook and the Policies web page. Send suggestions for additional resources you would like to see listed to the Office of Faculty Affairs.